Idaho to mark Suicide Prevention Week with proclamation at Statehouse

By Meridian Press staff news@mymeridianpress.com

Sunday is the start of Suicide Prevention Week across the nation. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will hold a proclamation ceremony with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition.

In 2011 and 2016, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter hosted a suicide prevention press conference to emphasize the launch and then the growing momentum behind Idaho’s work to end suicide, according to a press release. This year, Idaho will mark Suicide Prevention Week with a proclamation signing at the Statehouse and will announce upcoming suicide prevention events and programming throughout the state.

The public is welcome to attend the ceremony at the Idaho State Capitol, 700 W. Jefferson St., in the Governor's Ceremonial Office in west wing on the second floor.

Community partners planning to attend include:

  • Shannon Decker, Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • John Reusser, Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Rebecca Sprague, IDHW Suicide Prevention Program
  • SPAN Idaho
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Idaho Chapter
  • The Speedy Foundation
  • LiveWilder Foundation